Coca-Cola Appoints New EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Kathy N. Waller, EVP, CFO, The Coca-Cola Co. (Image: The Coca-Cola Co.)

The Coca-Cola Co. board of directors recently announced the appointment of Kathy N. Waller as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately.  Waller, 55, is replacing Gary Fayard, who is retiring after 20 years with the company.

Waller’s previous position was vice president, finance and controller. She joined Coca-Cola in 1987 as a senior accountant and eventually moved on to positions including principal accountant for the Northeast Europe/Africa Group, marketing controller for the McDonald’s Group, vice president, chief of internal audit and vice president, controller.

She also helped develop the company’s Women in Leadership global program and leads the Women’s Leadership Council. In addition to her corporate leadership, Waller serves on the advisory board of Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business.

Waller received her bachelor’s and MBA degrees from the University of Rochester in New York and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.